Skye from Slow Stitch Club is joining us for a whole day of stitching and mending. She will share simple sewing techniques to help us increase the life of our garments, and perhaps inject a little extra personality into them.
Whether you are an experienced seamstress wanting to freshen your artful darning skills or a complete beginner, you are welcome to join us in this workshop. Skye will share her tips and tricks to get us mending.
The day will be spent learning some darning techniques, then in the afternoon trying our hand at the Japanese art of Sashiko.
Darning is a traditional mending technique used to create small woven patches to cover and repair damaged clothing, such as socks and jumpers. This workshop will look at several different darning techniques, including honeycomb darning, as well as how to creatively use patterns within darning, such as twill and herringbone weaves.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese practice that uses simple running stitches to mend and repair your clothing in a visible and creative way. We will look at the foundations needed to start with Sashiko, and cover a range of patterns and techniques for mending your clothes.
All materials are provided, and we will work on fabric remnants to start with to create your own sampler of the techniques. However, it is recommended that you bring an item with a small area to repair, or something that you are happy to practise on. This technique is best suited to woven clothing items, such as cotton shirts or denim.
This relaxing workshop will include a lovely Loom Shed lunch, plenty of tea, coffee and sweet treats!